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Friederike Eyssel (Bielefeld University)

Vendredi 10 juin de 11h30 à 13h

Institut Nicod, ENS, Pavillon Jardin, 29, rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris. Salle de réunion, RDC.

Prof. Dr. Friederike Eyssel

CITEC - Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology

"What's social about social robots?: The case of gender".


My talk proposes a social psychological perspective on what makes robots appear "human". A series of experimental studies will be presented to document the key role of core social categories in impression formation processes about nonhuman entities. The primary focus will be on the aspect of gender (i.e., user-gender, gender-typicality of a task or context, and robot gender) to provide insights into social-cognitive processes and judgments about gendered technical systems. Implications for basic and applied research in psychology and robotics will be discussed.